Monday, May 06, 2019

Cessna 182Q Skylane, N96974: Accident occurred May 05, 2019 at Marion Municipal Airport (KMZZ), Grant County, Indiana

Additional Participating Entity: 
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Indianapolis, Indiana

Aviation Accident Factual Report - National Transportation Safety Board:  https://app.ntsb.gov/pdf

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board: https://dms.ntsb.gov/pubdms

https://registry.faa.gov/N96974

Location: Marion, IN
Accident Number: GAA19CA246
Date & Time: 05/05/2019, 1712 EDT
Registration: N96974
Aircraft: Cessna 182
Aircraft Damage: Destroyed
Defining Event: Aerodynamic stall/spin
Injuries: 2 Minor, 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

The pilot reported that, during landing, the airplane landed hard and bounced. He decided to go around, so he added full power, but the nose pitched up sharply. He attempted to lower the nose, but the airspeed decreased and he "lost lift on [the] right side". He pushed forward on the control yoke, but the airplane drifted right, the right wing aerodynamically stalled, the airplane impacted the ground next to a taxiway, and spun around. A passenger observed a fire in front of the firewall and all occupants exited the airplane. The airplane was consumed by a postaccident fire and was destroyed.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) inspector reported that the pilot stated he used nose up trim during approach. The pilot added to the FAA inspector that, during the go around, he attempted to use the electric trim to trim nose down. When the airplane nosed up, the pilot attempted to lower the nose, but hesitated due to the close ground proximity and he retracted the flaps. The FAA inspector examined the airplane and observed that the trim setting was "just short of full nose up trim."

The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.

Pilot Information

Certificate: Private
Age: 56, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: 3-point
Instrument Rating(s): None
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: BasicMed
Last FAA Medical Exam:
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 09/20/2018
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 1880 hours (Total, all aircraft), 1840 hours (Total, this make and model), 1800 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 7 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 4 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N96974
Model/Series: 182 Q
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1979
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 18266920
Landing Gear Type: Tricycle
Seats: 4
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 06/29/2018, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 3100 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 3073.2 Hours at time of accident
Engine Manufacturer: Continental
ELT:  Installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: O-470 SERIES
Registered Owner: On file
Rated Power: 230 hp
Operator: On file
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KMZZ, 863 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 2115 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 173°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Scattered / 6000 ft agl
Visibility:  7 Miles
Lowest Ceiling:
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: Calm /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction:
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 29.88 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 20°C / 9°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Rochester, IN (RCR)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Marion, IN (MZZ)
Type of Clearance: VFR
Departure Time: 1645 EDT
Type of Airspace: Class G

Airport Information

Airport: MARION MUNI (MZZ)
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 858 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 04
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 6011 ft / 100 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Go Around; Traffic Pattern

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Minor
Aircraft Damage: Destroyed
Passenger Injuries: 1 Minor, 2 None
Aircraft Fire: On-Ground
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 Minor, 2 None
Latitude, Longitude:  40.486944, -85.683611 (est)


MARION, Indiana (WTHR) – Officials say a plane has crashed at the Marion Municipal Airport in Grant County Sunday afternoon.

The Federal Aviation Administration says a single-engine Cessna 182 crashed while landing at the Marion airport around 4:20 p.m.

Witnesses tell Eyewitness News they saw heavy smoke and fire coming from the airport.

According to an FAA spokesman, the aircraft was destroyed by the fire.

Officials say four people were on board at the time of the crash but their conditions are unknown at this time.

The National Transportation Safety Board will be in charge of the investigation.

This is the second plane crash in Indiana today.

This morning, a man was airlifted to the hospital with serious injuries after crashing a plane at Anderson Municipal Airport.

Story and video ➤ https://www.wthr.com


MARION, Indiana (WISH) -- Four people survived a plane crash Sunday afternoon in Marion, according to officials at the scene. 

Witnesses at the scene told News 8 the plane, which crashed around 5:15 pm. at the Marion Municipal Airport, caught on fire at some point. 

There were four people onboard. 

The cause of the crash was still under investigation on Sunday night.

The plane crash in Marion was the second plane crash reported on Sunday in central Indiana. 

Early Sunday morning a plane crashed in Anderson, seriously injuring its pilot. 

Original article can be found here ➤ https://www.wishtv.com



MARION, Indiana — Officials confirm a plane has crashed at the Marion Municipal Airport.

Police say there are no fatalities in this crash.

According to airport manager Andy Darlington, none of the four people on board the plane required an ambulance.

Darlington says the accident happened Sunday around 5:15 p.m. The plane was based in Marion and the belief is they were attempting to land.

This is the second plane crash to occur in Indiana today. A man had to be medically airlifted to a hospital after crashing a plane in Anderson.

Original article can be found here ➤ https://cbs4indy.com

Runway Excursion: Cessna A185E, N7711L; accident occurred May 04, 2019 at Porter County Regional Airport (KVPZ), Valparaiso, Indiana -and- Accident occurred October 25, 2016 at Winnemucca Municipal Airport (KWMC), Humboldt County, Nevada

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; DuPage, Indiana

Aviation Accident Factual Report - National Transportation Safety Board:  https://app.ntsb.gov/pdf



Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board: https://dms.ntsb.gov/pubdms

https://registry.faa.gov/N7711L


Location: VALPARAISO, IN
Accident Number: GAA19CA244
Date & Time: 05/04/2019, 1340 CDT
Registration: N7711L
Aircraft: Cessna A185
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Runway excursion
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

The pilot in the tailwheel-equipped airplane reported that, he was performing stop and go take offs and landings. During the takeoff roll, the tailwheel came off the ground, and the airplane encountered a significant wind from the left. He applied left aileron, and right rudder to compensate for the wind, but the airplane ground-looped to the left.

The pilot reported that there were no mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the right wing and the right aileron.

The airport's Meteorological Aerodrome Report, about the time of the accident, reported that the wind was from 030° at 8 knots and gusting to 14 knots. Additionally, the wind was reported as variable between 340° and 070°. The airplane took off from runway 9.

The pilot added that a, "slower application of the throttle and keeping the tailwheel on the ground longer during the takeoff roll, will prevent this type of accident from occurring in the future."

Pilot Information

Certificate: Private
Age: 38, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used:
Instrument Rating(s): None
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 3 Without Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 10/11/2017
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 01/06/2019
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 187 hours (Total, all aircraft), 24 hours (Total, this make and model), 61 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 39 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N7711L   
Model/Series: A185 E
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1969
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 185-1521
Landing Gear Type: Tailwheel
Seats: 2
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 09/23/2018, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 3350 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 3548 Hours as of last inspection
Engine Manufacturer: Continental
ELT: C91 installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: IO-520-D
Registered Owner: On file
Rated Power: 300 hp
Operator: On file
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KVPZ, 770 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 1856 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 141°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 8 knots / 14 knots
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual:
Wind Direction: 30°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual:
Altimeter Setting:
Temperature/Dew Point: 17°C / 5°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: VALPARAISO, IN (VPZ)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: VALPARAISO, IN (VPZ)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 1340 CDT
Type of Airspace: Class G

Airport Information

Airport: Porter County Rgnl (VPZ)
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 770 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 09
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 7001 ft / 150 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Full Stop; Traffic Pattern 

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 None
Latitude, Longitude: 41.453889, -87.006944 (est)

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Reno, Nevada

Aviation Accident Final Report - National Transportation Safety Board: https://app.ntsb.gov/pdf 


Docket And Docket Items - National Transportation Safety Board: https://dms.ntsb.gov/pubdms

Aviation Accident Data Summary  - National Transportation Safety Board: https://app.ntsb.gov/pdf


http://registry.faa.gov/N7711L

Location: Winnemucca, NV
Accident Number: GAA17CA054
Date & Time: 10/25/2016, 0900PDT
Registration: N7711L
Aircraft: CESSNA A185
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Loss of control on ground
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal

Analysis 

The pilot of a tailwheel-equipped airplane reported that during the landing roll, the airplane veered to the right and he applied left rudder to stop the veer. Subsequently, the airplane continued to the right, ground looped, and the left wing impacted the runway.

The left aileron sustained substantial damage.

The pilot reported no preaccident mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.

Probable Cause and Findings

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:
The pilot's failure to maintain directional control during the landing roll.

Findings

Aircraft
Directional control - Not attained/maintained (Cause)

Personnel issues
Aircraft control - Pilot (Cause)

Factual Information

History of Flight

Landing-landing roll
Loss of control on ground (Defining event)
Collision with terr/obj (non-CFIT)

Pilot Information

Certificate: Private
Age: 83, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: 3-point
Instrument Rating(s): None
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 3 With Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 09/29/2014
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent:
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 2248 hours (Total, all aircraft), 2100 hours (Total, this make and model), 2248 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 17 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 7 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 0.5 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft) 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Registration: N7711L
Model/Series: A185 E
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1969
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 185-1521
Landing Gear Type: Tailwheel
Seats: 4
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 01/06/2016, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 3200 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 3485 Hours as of last inspection
Engine Manufacturer: Continental
ELT: Installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: IO-520-D
Registered Owner: On file
Rated Power: 300 hp
Operator: On file
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KWMC, 4307 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 1556 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 0°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: Calm /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: / None
Wind Direction:
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 30.09 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 11°C / 3°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: WINNEMUCCA, NV (WMC)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: WINNEMUCCA, NV (WMC)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 0830 PDT
Type of Airspace: Class G

Airport Information

Airport: WINNEMUCCA MUNI (WMC)
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 4307 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 02
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 4800 ft / 75 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Full Stop; Traffic Pattern

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 None
Latitude, Longitude: 40.896667, -117.805833 (est)

Beech M35 Bonanza, N105X: Incident occurred May 05, 2019 at Henry County Municipal Airport (KUWL), New Castle, Indiana

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Indianapolis, Indiana

Made emergency landing.

https://registry.faa.gov/N105X

Date: 05-MAY-19
Time: 20:14:00Z
Regis#: N105X
Aircraft Make: BEECH
Aircraft Model: M35
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: EMERGENCY DESCENT (EMG)
Operation: 91
City: NEW CASTLE
State: INDIANA

Glasair RG, N838MB: Incident occurred May 05, 2019 at Ottawa Executive Airport (Z98), Zeeland, Michigan

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Grand Rapids, Michigan

Landed with nose gear retracted.

https://registry.faa.gov/N838MB

Date: 05-MAY-19
Time: 16:49:00Z
Regis#: N838MB
Aircraft Make: GLASAIR
Aircraft Model: RG
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: ZEELAND
State: MICHIGAN

Beech B200 Super King Air, N610TA: Incident occurred May 03, 2019 at Schoolcraft County Airport (KISQ), Manistique, Michigan

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Grand Rapids, Michigan

Struck a deer.

North Flight Aero Med

https://registry.faa.gov/N610TA

Date: 03-MAY-19
Time: 16:00:00Z
Regis#: N610TA
Aircraft Make: RAYTHEON
Aircraft Model: B200
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: AMBULANCE
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: MANISTIQUE
State: MICHIGAN

Parrakeet A4 Replica, N27Q: Accident occurred May 04, 2019 at Faribault Municipal Airport (KFBL), Rice County, Minnesota

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Minneapolis, Minnesota

https://registry.faa.gov/N27Q

NTSB Identification: GAA19CA243

14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, May 04, 2019 in FARIBAULT, MN
Aircraft: HANSON PARAKEET A4 REPLICA, registration: N27Q

NTSB investigators will use data provided by various entities, including, but not limited to, the Federal Aviation Administration and/or the operator, and will not travel in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft accident report.


Gear collapsed and aircraft flipped over.

Date: 04-MAY-19

Time: 19:28:00Z
Regis#: N27Q
Aircraft Make: EXPERIMENTAL
Aircraft Model: PARAKEET A4 REPLICA
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: FARIBAULT
State: MINNESOTA

Cessna A185F Skywagon 185, registered to a private individual and operated by the pilot under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a personal cross-county flight, N185FT: Accident occurred May 04, 2019 at Glacier Park International Airport (KGPI), Kalispell, Montana

The National Transportation Safety Board did not travel to the scene of this accident.

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Helena, Montana

Aviation Accident Preliminary Report - National Transportation Safety Board: https://app.ntsb.gov/pdf

https://registry.faa.gov/N185FT

Location: Kalispell, MT
Accident Number: WPR19LA134
Date & Time: 05/04/2019, 1146 MDT
Registration: N185FT
Aircraft: Cessna A185
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On May 4, 2019, about 1146 mountain daylight time, a Cessna A185F airplane, N185FT, sustained substantial damage during a loss of directional control and subsequent runway excursion, while landing at Glacier Park International Airport (GPI), Kalispell, Montana. The airline transport pilot and pilot rated passenger were not injured. The airplane was registered to a private individual and operated by the pilot under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a personal cross-county flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and no flight plan was filed. The flight originated from Polson Airport (8S1), Polson, Montana, about 1100.

According to the pilot, the landing was normal and on centerline, but shortly thereafter, he lost directional control of the tail wheeled equipped airplane, and veered off the right side of the runway, despite his left rudder inputs. The pilot believed there was an issue with the tailwheel. He stated that the airplane came to rest about halfway down, and 10 ft off the edge of runway 20.

Postaccident examination of the airplane revealed substantial damage to the left wing. The airplane was recovered to a secure location for further examination. 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N185FT
Model/Series: A185 F
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator: On file
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: GPI, 2977 ft msl
Observation Time: 1155 MDT
Distance from Accident Site:
Temperature/Dew Point: 8°C / 1°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 3 knots / , Variable
Lowest Ceiling: None 
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.9 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Polson, MT (8S1)
Destination: Kalispell, MT (GPI)

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 None
Latitude, Longitude:  48.310556, -114.256111 (est)

Flight Design CTLS, N175LM: Accident occurred May 05, 2019 at Sky Ranch Airport (3L2), Sandy Valley, Clark County, Nevada

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Las Vegas, Nevada

Aviation Accident Factual Report - National Transportation Safety Board: https://app.ntsb.gov/pdf

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board: https://dms.ntsb.gov/pubdms

https://registry.faa.gov/N175LM

Location: Sandy Valley, NV
Accident Number: GAA19CA242
Date & Time: 05/05/2019, 0800 PDT
Registration: N175LM
Aircraft: Flight Design CTLS
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Landing area overshoot
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Instructional 

The pilot reported that, during a biennial flight review, he was briefed by the flight instructor to expect a simulated engine failure during takeoff and an engine-out approach to a perpendicular runway. He departed runway 21, and about 400 ft above ground, reduced power and turned left for the dirt runway 12. He overshot the dirt runway, banked to 40°, and felt a "strong sink." He leveled the wings and added full power about 150 to 200 ft, but the airplane continued to descend. The instructor stated he considered taking the flight controls, but the pilot maintained control. The airplane landed hard, the right main landing gear struck a "rabbit hole", the airplane veered right, and the left main landing gear separated.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the fuselage.

The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.

The automated weather observation station located about 26 miles to the east reported that, about 4 minutes before the accident, the wind was from 220° at 10 knots, temperature 72°F, dew point 34°F, altimeter setting 29.79" Hg. The pilot reported that the wind was variable at 5 to 15 knots, gusting to greater than 15 knots, temperature 80°F. The pilot added that there was severe windshear and, later in the day, the assistant airport manager reported observing a dust devil over the accident site.

Pilot Information

Certificate: Airline Transport; Sport Pilot
Age: 67, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Multi-engine Land; Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Right
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: 4-point
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane
Second Pilot Present: Yes
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Sport Pilot
Last FAA Medical Exam:
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 05/05/2019
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 24500 hours (Total, all aircraft), 1000 hours (Total, this make and model), 10000 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 25 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 5 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 0.5 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft)

Flight Instructor Information

Certificate: Flight Instructor; Commercial; Military
Age: 80, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Multi-engine Land; Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: 4-point
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane
Second Pilot Present: Yes
Instructor Rating(s): Airplane Multi-engine; Airplane Single-engine
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 3 Without Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 11/13/2017
Occupational Pilot: Yes
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 11/13/2017
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 12000 hours (Total, all aircraft), 10000 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 20 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 10 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft) 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Flight Design
Registration: N175LM
Model/Series: CTLS Undesignated
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 2012
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Experimental Light Sport
Serial Number: F-12-03-10
Landing Gear Type: Tricycle
Seats: 2
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 10/29/2018, Condition
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 1320 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 491 Hours at time of accident
Engine Manufacturer: Rotax
ELT: Installed, activated, did not aid in locating accident
Engine Model/Series: 912 ULS
Registered Owner: On file
Rated Power: 100 hp
Operator: On file
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KHND, 2458 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 26 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 1456 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 65°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 10 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction: 220°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 29.79 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 22°C / 1°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Sandy Valley, NV (3L2)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Sandy Valley, NV (3L2)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 0720 PDT
Type of Airspace: Class G

Airport Information

Airport: SKY RANCH (3L2)
Runway Surface Type: Dirt
Airport Elevation: 2599 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry; Holes; Rough; Vegetation
Runway Used: 12
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 3300 ft / 105 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Simulated Forced Landing

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 2 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 None
Latitude, Longitude: 35.793611, -115.626667 (est)

Beech A36 Bonanza, registered to N6684Z LLC and operated by the pilot under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a personal cross-country flight, N6684Z: Accident occurred May 05, 2019 Reno/Tahoe International Airport (KRNO), Washoe County, Nevada

The National Transportation Safety Board did not travel to the scene of this accident.

Additional Participating Entity:

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Reno, Nevada

Aviation Accident Preliminary Report - National Transportation Safety Board: https://app.ntsb.gov/pdf


https://registry.faa.gov/N6684Z

Location: Reno, NV

Accident Number: WPR19LA138
Date & Time: 05/05/2019, 1847 PDT
Registration: N6684Z
Aircraft: Beech 36
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On May 5, 2019, about 1847 Pacific daylight time, a Beech A36 N6684Z, airplane sustained substantial damage during a loss of directional control and subsequent runway excursion, while landing at Reno/Tahoe International Airport (RNO), Reno, Nevada. The commercial pilot and passenger were not injured. The airplane was registered to N6684Z LLC, and operated by the pilot, under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91, as a personal cross-country flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and no flight plan was filed for the flight.

According to the pilot, shortly after landing, he lost control of the airplane, and it veered off the runway to the left, despite his right rudder inputs. After the airplane exited runway 25, it continued to an intersecting runway, veered 270° to the right, struck two runway signs, and then came to a stop, facing north on runway 34R. The pilot stated that he was unaware of why he lost directional control of the airplane on the ground.

At 1855, the crosswind component for runway 25 was about 13 knots and about 25 knots with the gusts included.

Postaccident examination of the airplane revealed substantial damage to the right wing. The airplane was recovered to a secure location for further examination.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Beech
Registration: N6684Z
Model/Series: 36 A36
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator: On file
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KRNO, 4400 ft msl
Observation Time: 0055 UTC
Distance from Accident Site: 1 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 20°C / 1°C
Lowest Cloud Condition:
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 15 knots / 29 knots, 310°
Lowest Ceiling: Broken / 7000 ft agl
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.73 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point:
Destination: Reno, NV (RNO)

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 None
Latitude, Longitude:  39.499167, -119.768056 (est)

Loss of Control in Flight: Cessna 340, N5418M; accident occurred May 03, 2019 in Carvers, Nye County, Nevada

View of left wing damage.
Federal Aviation Administration

View of right horizontal stabilizer damage.
Federal Aviation Administration


Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Reno, Nevada

https://registry.faa.gov/N5418M

Aviation Accident Factual Report - National Transportation Safety Board: https://app.ntsb.gov/pdf

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board:  https://dms.ntsb.gov/pubdms

Location: Carvers, NV
Accident Number: GAA19CA281
Date & Time: 05/03/2019, 1500 PDT
Registration: N5418M
Aircraft: Cessna 340
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Loss of control in flight
Injuries: 5 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

The pilot of the multi-engine airplane reported that, while utilizing a short field takeoff technique on a private, dirt airstrip, the airplane encountered soft patches of dirt. He rotated the airplane to initiate a climb, but the airplane could not climb higher than ground effect and the stall horn sounded. He lowered the nose to gain airspeed, but the landing gear impacted the gravel berm, which sheared off the landing gear and the airplane came to rest in the dirt field.

The pilot also reported that, before takeoff, he walked the airstrip and determined there was about 5,000 ft of usable runway and he estimated he needed 3,800 ft. The airport elevation was about 5, 000 feet and the density altitude was about 8,000 ft.

After the accident, the pilot used Google Earth to measure the runway. According to Google Earth the runway length was about 3,500 ft.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the left wing and right horizontal stabilizer.

The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.

The pilot reported that the wind was light and variable, visibility 10 statute miles, temperature 72°F. The airplane was departing to the south. The airport elevation was about 5,500 ft mean sea level (msl). The calculated density altitude was 7,400 ft. The calculated takeoff distance on a level, hard surface, dry runway was 2,240 ft and the takeoff distance over a 50 ft obstacle was 2,930 ft. The calculated maximum rate of climb was 1,400 ft/min.

Pilot Information

Certificate: Airline Transport; Flight Instructor
Age: 61, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Multi-engine Land; Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used:
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane
Second Pilot Present: Yes
Instructor Rating(s): Airplane Multi-engine; Airplane Single-engine; Instrument Airplane
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 2 With Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 12/05/2018
Occupational Pilot:  
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 12/10/2018
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 19000 hours (Total, all aircraft), 150 hours (Total, this make and model), 18500 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 65 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 30 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 4 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N5418M
Model/Series: 340 Undesignated
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1971
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 340-0029
Landing Gear Type: Retractable - Tricycle
Seats: 6
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 03/02/2019, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 5990 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 2 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 7198 Hours at time of accident
Engine Manufacturer: Continental
ELT: C91A installed, activated, did not aid in locating accident
Engine Model/Series: TSIO-520-N
Registered Owner: On file
Rated Power: 310 hp
Operator: On file
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KTMT, 5735 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 30 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 2155 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 359°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 4 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction: 330°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 30.04 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 19°C / -12°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Caldwell, ID (EUL)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Carvers, NV (N/A)
Type of Clearance: VFR Flight Following
Departure Time: 1045 MST
Type of Airspace: Class G

Airport Information

Airport: Private Field (N/A)
Runway Surface Type: Dirt
Airport Elevation: 5500 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Soft
Runway Used: 17
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 5000 ft / 50 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: None

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 4 None
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 5 None
Latitude, Longitude: 38.966944, -117.182778 (est)